|Thursday 23 February 2012 - 11:15:34 in General|
The SFA Pathway
The SFA Pathway has been with us for over a year. Having met with Hampden representatives Ersda have now been asked to fall into line with the National strategy and apply the small sided rules and ethos to ensure uniformity throughout Scotland.
To check out these rules to your specific age group please check the SFA website www.scottishfa.co.uk
or the SYFA site www.scottishyouthfa.co.uk
We hope to upload a copy of the Pathway rules to the website later this week. We also aim to email all of our coaches now on the data base with their age specific rules so you don’t have to trawl through the 20 page document.
There are very few changes. We are currently looking into the game time issue and may tweak this as we have to take into consideration our facilities, number of teams and allocated time slots.
The only major change is the Retreating line. Only one age group apply this rule now (2003s). All other 7s age groups (2002s 2001s 2000s) play as normal but the Goalkeeper should not kick the ball out from hand. We would still encourage the goalkeepers to pass the ball or throw it.
The 2004 age group start the season playing 4s but will move to 5 aside (4 outfield and 1 goalkeeper) come August.